Updated: Lawrence County Council to Meet in Executive Session

(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County Council will meet in an executive session on Tuesday, February 23, at 6 p.m. in the commissioner’s room.

The council will discuss a mandate issued by former Judge William Sleva on December 29, 2020. The mandate ordered the count to increase the salaries of six Superior Court employees. The mandate would cost taxpayers approximately $17,000 a year.

The mandate refers to the 2019 Salary Study which does reflect a shortfall in salaries of all Lawrence County employees, not just the employees mentioned in the mandate.

The Lawrence County Council intends to appeal this mandate.